According to, over the next 10 years, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become available. But 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a significant skill gap. In addition, 74% of manufacturers report that the skills gap has negatively impacted their company's ability to expand operations (Source).

But in Elk Grove Village, things are changing. Elk Grove-based businesses have access to Chicagoland's well-educated and highly skilled workforce of over 4,000,000 people, a strong education system, and several associations and non-profits that are taking huge strides to close the skills gap.

Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

Elk Grove is a partner of GCAMP, an advanced manufacturing partnership that supports high school and college students in Chicago's northwest suburbs and helps them discover rewarding careers in tech, manufacturing and engineering. Learn More >